Four Reasons Why Alcoholism Isn’t Controllable Through Moderation

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Have you said or heard the following? “My drinking really isn’t a problem.” “I can stop any time I want to.” “I’m not addicted, I don’t have withdrawal.” These are some of the more common phrases said by those who don’t consider their use of alcohol a problem. Although many of these people are not losing their homes or their jobs due to addiction, there can still be side effects and outcomes that are harmful to their health and relationships, whether they identify their addiction or not. Those who use […]
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Addiction Treatment Therapy: What Are My Options?

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Addiction Treatment That Fits Your Needs Addiction is not easy to overcome, but with the right help, you can reach your goal of recovery. At Executive Recovery Center, we offer several addiction treatment options to help you recover from alcoholism or drug addiction. We will work with you to find the addiction treatment that best fits your needs and gives you the best opportunity of a long lasting recovery These evidence based treatments may make the difference for you or a loved one. Don’t go it alone. Get help from a certified […]
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After Rehab: 6 Goals for Your First 6 Months

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After Rehab Be Careful About Setting Goals The months that follow rehab are some of the most intimidating times during recovery. Figuring out what you will do after rehab and how to live a sober life can be challenging at first. You have to be careful about setting goals. Goals are important: can help you to see the big picture and give you something to strive for. But poorly thought out goals that are too hard to achieve can also make you more likely to relapse. Distant goals and words […]
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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction: Finding Help Through Dual Diagnosis

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Bipolar Disorder Currently Affects Tens of Thousands Across the Nation Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that currently affects tens of thousands across the nation. Previously called manic depression because of the high-low symptoms, people with bipolar disorder suffer from extreme mood swings and they are either emotionally high or they are exceptionally depressed. Many people with bipolar disorder go undiagnosed, but for those who seek treatment, the disorder is often treated with medication, such as Lamictal, Lithium and Prozac. Dual Diagnosis Is a Combination of a Mental Disorder […]
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Recovery Tips: Are You in the Pink Cloud?

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For many, getting clean and sober brings a euphoria. The phase of early recovery, when someone experiences extreme happiness and excitement, is called the pink cloud. Some people call it the “honeymoon” phase. But it’s also a dangerous phase. Urban Dictionary (urbandictionary.com) defines the pink cloud this way: “12-Step recovery jargon referring to someone new who talks about how great life is, now that they’re sober. Usually meaning that the person is out of touch with reality.” The danger of the pink cloud is becoming complacent about working your program. […]
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Alcoholism and Insomnia: The Truth

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Alcohol has been used as an effective sleep aid for many years, but did you know your evening nightcap is doing you more harm than good? – Because I sure didn’t. Alcoholism & My Zombie High-Wire Act During my heavy addiction to drugs and alcohol, I found myself performing a very delicate balancing act every day in order to function properly. I was always susceptible to insomnia, especially during stressful times, and my love of cocaine only made it worse. So, to counteract the days’ worth of drugs I’d usually […]
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White Collar Heroin – Danielle’s Story

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I sat in the back of a cop car thinking my life was over. Two state troopers were deciding what to do with me. I had been caught leaving an area of the city known for drugs, with a head2ight out, and no registration or insurance. I couldn’t spare the money to fix these problems. I knew better than to go at night, or alone, but I HAD to. Heroin Baggies: Why DID I Keep Them? I looked like absolute shit. I had used a few minutes before I got pulled over, […]
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